In the latest edition of Quick Study, Brad Case, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and industry information, noted that REITs continued to outperform the broader stock market during October with solid gains across most property types.
“It was another very strong month,” Case said. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index had a total return of 8.7 percent in October. The S&P 500 Index gained 2.4 percent for the month. Looking at year-to-date data, Case pointed out that while the S&P 500 has gained about 11 percent, REIT returns are close to 23 percent.